2126 Humanities and Social Sciences Building,
In the course of the twentieth century, film in all its applications—as storytelling, as documentary, as propaganda, as popular entertainment—became a powerful social and cultural force on an international scale. The importance of film is reflected in the number of faculty at UC San Diego whose scholarship and teaching involves film and in the number of courses regularly offered that focus on some aspect of film studies and use film as an essential component of the course material. The film studies minor is designed to give students a flexible introduction to the full range of courses on film available here. As noted below, the only constraints are that five of the seven courses must be in the upper division and that the seven courses must come from at least two different departments. This latter requirement is designed to insure some level of breadth in the minor. The minor should be of interest to students with a wide range of interests, from those who plan graduate study in film to those who simply wish to understand better this powerful and influential medium.
Seven courses, at least five of which must be upper division, from the following list. The seven courses must be drawn from at least two different departments.